Forget match-winner, Everton loanee was best player on the pitch vs Burnley

Aaron Lennon

Tottenham Hotspur-owned Aaron Lennon starred once again for Everton on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur-owned winger Aaron Lennon once more demonstrated his ability in front of the Everton supporters as he produced an eye-catching performance during the Toffees’ 1-0 win over Burnley.

The England international winger joined the Toffees on loan in the January transfer window after struggling to earn a regular spot at Spurs.

Much was made in the media at his unveiling as a new Toffees player, as photos showed Lennon to be looking rather glum at temporarily joining his new club.

However, despite that ordeal, which no doubt sparked fits of laughter among the players in the Goodison Park dressing room, Lennon has proved that he is taking his spell on Merseyside seriously.

He has impressed observers in recent weeks, and his performance in the victory over Burnley was further proof of why Roberto Martinez should do all he can to sign him permanently in the summer.

  ShotsKey PassesTake-onsTotal CrossesTouchesPass Success %Mins Played
Aaron Lennon 2 3 1 2 38 95.7% 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the former Leeds United star was in top form and proved to be a constant thorn in Burnley’s side.

He tested Tom Heaton in the Clarets net on two occasions, while he provided his teammates with big chances in the final third via three key passes and two accurate crosses.

In possession, Lennon has certainly taken the Martinez approach on board as he racked up an impressive 95.7% pass completion rate – the best on the pitch over the 90 minutes.

Kevin Mirallas’ only goal of the game handed the hosts their fourth win in five Premier League matches, lifting them to within just two points of the top half.

The Belgian international will no doubt receive the plaudits and be recognised as the match-winner, but the real star performer was the Spurs loanee who could move to Merseyside permanently this summer.

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